The 2017-2018 Bluenose Autosport Club’s RallyCross Championship starts in just a few weeks, are you ready?? This season will be a little different with some forced venue changes thrust upon us by our friends at Volkswagen and their… questionable engineering choices. Our regular lot at Scotia Speed World is going to be the home of dozens of Diesels resting sadly for the entire winter awaiting their fate. Thankfully we’ve received some generous support from long time Ledwidge Lookoff Rally sponsors Conrad Brothers Ltd, allowing us to use their Quarry in Dartmouth for the season. The full calendar of events is below. Please read the Supplemental Regulations for these events closely (Available Here) as this venue requires some changes from how we normally run events. Specifically, the major changes are that we unfortunately can’t allow general spectators due to the nature of the property. Secondly there will be noise restrictions in place due to the proximity of residential development nearby. Please ensure your RallyCross vehicle has some sort of functional muffler. Its going to be a great season with new cars, the return of the unofficial Spec Yaris/SpEcho Championship and some super fun surfaces in the Quarry!
2017-2018 BAC RallyCross Challenge Calendar
November 26, 2017 – Conrad’s Quarry
December 10, 2017 – Conrad’s Quarry
January 7, 2018 – Conrad’s Quarry
January 21, 2018 – Conrad’s Quarry
February 4, 2018 – Conrad’s Quarry
February 18, 2018 – Conrad’s Quarry
March 4, 2018 – Conrad’s Quarry
March 18, 2018 – Conrad’s Quarry
AMP RallyCross Work Party, November 4th
Those who have been RallyCrossing for a few years know that we’ve occasionally done some RallyCross events in the ‘Back 40’ at Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie. This field can be very fun given the correct conditions but often can be quite rough if mistreated. A work party has been organized for Saturday, November 4th at 9am to work on the Back 40 in hopes of making it usable for at least some of the events in 2018 after the ground freezes and hopefully with some snow. All are welcome to help out, bring your gloves and whatever earth/rock moving tools you might have!
2017 Atlantic Region Motorsport Annual General Meeting, November 18-19th
The end of the calendar year also brings the ARMS Annual General Meeting, taking place on November 18-19th at the Hampton Inn located in the Truro Power Centre. The AGM is where the previous competition year gets reviewed, organizational matters discussed and regional rule changes and plans get made for 2018 as well as determining the overall event calendar for next year. Of special note for Rally East readers is the ARMS Rally Workshop which will take place on Saturday. Details about the AGM can be found on the ARMS Forum here.
2017 Trout Lake Rally
The final event of the BAC Rally Championship took place in October with a return to the rocky roads around Trout Lake in Middleton, Nova Scotia. Six teams challenged the newly extended 15km stages with which proved challenging and exciting for everyone. The team of Jonathan Conrad and Waybe Pitts emerged victorious with Maxime Méconse and Cindy McCarron close at their heels and Ian Pearce landing 3rd with Substitute Co-Driver Daphne Sleigh. Full results available here.
Its been a great Rally season and we look forward to a bigger, better and faster 2018! Rally Rally Rally!